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Etihad & Virgin Alliance Re-authorised

The ACCC has reauthorised the alliance between Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia for another 5 years, enabling them to continue their cooperation on the Brisbane-Abu Dhabi route and beyond until the end of 2020.

DIBP Industry Summit Held in Melbourne Discusses Security

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) hosted an industry summit in Melbourne on 19 & 20 November 2015 and outlined future strategies on crime & security.

Worldwide Unrest Causes Cargo Delays

Civil unrest continues to cause cargo delays and increased costs in Europe, China, South Africa and Malaysia.

Internet of Things on the Rise at Airports

The rate of investment in IT at airports around the world is rising – the latest figures estimate it will hit US$8.7 billion in 2015. The ‘Internet of Things’ is coming to airports as they commit to serving customers by investing in the latest technology.

With TPP Almost Complete, China Remains Important to us.

With China having been specifically excluded from the newly signed Trans-Pacific Partnership by the US, Australian trading companies see the importance of our Senate endorsing the ChAFTA.

Airline Operators Introduce New Services into Brisbane Airport

Although Malaysian Airlines recently pulled out of Brisbane, other carriers are adding new services to Queensland, including Thai Airways who are introducing their 787 Dreamliner.

The Effects of the Refugee Crisis on Freight from Europe

The refugee crisis in Europe has triggered road haulage price rises, making air freight a more realistic option for those trading within the Schengen zone. Importers here who buy products from European suppliers are likely to experience shipment delays and increased costs.

IATA Issues Warning on False Declarations of Dangerous Goods

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned the Freight Forwarding Industry to be aware that some shippers are trying to circumvent regulations by deliberately shipping dangerous cargo, including lithium batteries, without declaring them.

Update on Cargo from Tianjin: Vessels to be Inspected for Chemical Residue

The DOA has received notification from the Australian Border Force of the potential for exposure to sodium cyanide to vessels and cargo coming from Tianjin, China, following the explosion there on 12th August.

Australia releases Biosecurity 2015 draft

The Australian government has released the first draft regulation under the new Biosecurity Act 2015, giving interested stakeholders the chance to put their ideas forward on how biosecurity risk will be assessed when the new act takes effect next year.

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